China registered 9.66 million new motor vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, a record high for the same period, according to data released Tuesday by the country's Ministry of Public Security.
In the first quarter, 8.39 million people received new licenses to drive, the data showed.
As of March 2021, China had 378 million motor vehicles, including 287 million cars.
The number of motor vehicle drivers in China reached 463 million, including 425 million car drivers.
China's new energy passenger car sales expected to reach 2 million units this year